Putting Dollars Where Our Hearts Are
We’re unlikely business people in so many ways, and we’ve always said we’re values-driven first and business-y second. We want to do good for the people who use our products and to inspire change. That’s why we donate one percent or more of our monthly sales to causes that are important to us. We give in the following areas—Earth & Nature, Social Justice, Animal Rescue—and rotate causes monthly, so we can respond to urgent need.
THIS IS THE MONTHLY GIVE FOR JUNE
This month, we are donating to two organizations in solidarity with the global uprising for black lives. Both organizations are actively working to create an antiracist society:
The Conscious Kid is an education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth. They partner with organizations, children’s museums, schools and families across the country to promote access to children’s books centering underrepresented and oppressed groups. The Conscious Kid has 1.4M followers on Instagram. They recently took on execs at Instagram for the unjust censoring of their content about dismantling White supremacy. @theconsciouskid connected with the Policy Director of Instagram and is advocating for increased protections for antiracist work on the platform.
Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund is a cash fund designed to support Black trans protestors with resources such as bail and medical care. Money collected by this fund is redistributed to several Black trans-led organizations that are working to minimize violence against Black transgender individuals. Black trans people are at high risk for discrimination and assault at the hands of the police and within the criminal justice system.
May 2020 - Black Lives Matter & The Bail Project
In response to the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd (and many others), and in solidarity with the global uprising for Black lives, we donated to two organizations in May:
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. The mission of Black Lives Matter is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. Black Lives Matter combats and counters acts of violence, creates space for Black imagination and innovation, and centers Black joy for immediate improvements in the lives of Black people.
The Bail Project combats mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system. They believe that the presumption of innocence should not be for sale, and that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty. Over the next five years, The Bail Project plans to open dozens of sites in high-need jurisdictions with the goal of paying bail for tens of thousands of low-income Americans, all while collecting stories and data that prove money bail is not necessary to ensure people return to court.
April 2020 - Sylvia Rivera Law Project
SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. They seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for these communities.
February, March 2020 - DigDeep Right to Water Project
Last October, our fundraising efforts paid for one family’s water system. We’re doing it again this February with DigDeep and their Navajo Water Project. This organization believes that clean drinking water and toilet systems are inalienable human rights. We agree.
January 2020 - WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue
As millions of acres of Australia burned, WIRES was on the frontlines of animal rescue. It is estimated that 1.25 billion animal lives were lost (and counting). WIRES continues to save lives and rehabilitate wild animals in their care.
December 2019 - The Edible Schoolyard
Alice Waters’ organization, The Edible Schoolyard, makes free sustainable lunch for public school kids a right not a privilege.
November 2019 - One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is on a mission for global reforestation. They work with communities and individuals to help the environment by doing something simple and beautiful—planting trees.